The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She kws she should be grateful that she lived when others didn't, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she's bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She's unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life. Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she's filled with a new emotions that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She's going to kill him; she needs to kill him. Stella isn't alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be eugh to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing? *Due to adult themes and language, this book is intended for mature readers.